3M Peltor Solutions For Communications in High Noise Areas

Hearing Protection For Public-Safety and Industrial 2-Way Radio Users

Communications for High Noise Areas3M Peltor solutions are designed for public-safety and industrial 2-way radio users who need to communicate in high noise areas. If your department has a hearing conservation program, 3M offers UHF 2-way radio headsets or can easily integrate with Motorola, Kenwood, or any 2-way radio using a 3.5mm adapter.

3M Peltor Litecom Series UHF 2-Way Radio Headsets

Litecom series headsets include a low power UHF 2-way radio built-in with an antenna on the ear cup. There are 3 styles – headband, neckband, and hardhat mount. No FCC license is required and the range is adequate for most on-site work groups.

Choose LiteCom BRS with Business Frequencies for Less Interference

Litecom BRS 2-way Radio HeadsetLiteCom BRS models include 8 pre-programmed business channels and provide a 25 dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating). Two AA batteries will allow up to 20 hours of use or an optional rechargeable battery pack is available.

There is a noise-cancelling boom microphone with a push-to-talk switch on the cup or hands-free voice activated VOX is possible.

LiteCom Plus Models Include Electronic Environmental Listening

3M Peltor MT7H7B4610-NA LiteCom Plus series include microphones on each cup that allow users to hear clearly while wearing the headset for improved safety. When a harmful noise is detected the headset instantly blocks it. It works great when working in an inconsistent environment with impulse noises that require 2-way communications. It includes a rechargeable battery pack, 30 business/GMRS channels, and 25 dB NRR.

Litecom Pro II Models Are Programmable and Intrinsically-Safe

Lite-Com Pro II  MT7H7P3E4010-NA-50If working in hazardous atmospheres choose the Litecom Pro II series that are intrinsically-safe (IS) and FM approved. The certification includes Class I, II, III, Division 1, applicable Groups A through G, T4, -20°C≤Ta≤50°C; Intrinsically safe, Class I, Zone 0, AEx ia IIC, T4, -20°C≤Ta≤50°C, hazardous (classified) locations.

The Litecom Pro II is capable of custom programming to almost any UHF FCC licensed frequency with 3M software and a USB dongle.

3M Peltor Headsets With Adapters for Two Way Radios

The MT Tactical Pro series adapt with most radio models using a Nexus push-to-talk adapter. The HT listen-only series are connected using a 3.5 or 2.5mm cable. There are also wireless headsets that eliminate the need for an adapter and will pair with any Bluetooth enabled two-way radio or cell phone.

Military and Law Enforcement Tactical Headsets

COMTAC III ACH and COMTAC IVThe 3M Peltor COMTAC and SWAT-TAC tactical headsets provide environmental listening and integrate to most 2-way radios with a wired NATO adapter. SWAT-TAC models are the same product as COMTAC except they are black in color. COMTAC III ACH ear cups cover the ears and COMTAC IV is a hybrid style that uses earplugs.

There are 3 styles – headband, neckband, and ARC (rail connectors). The headsets can attach to one (single comm) or two (dual comm) portable radios simultaneously for interoperability. COMTAC color choices are O.D. green, coyote brown, foliage green, and black.

Hearing Loss is the Most Prevalent Occupational Health Concern in US

According to OSHA, approximately 30 million workers are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. 3M is a leader in hearing protection and manufactures high quality products, replacement accessories, and depot repair service. To see all their two-way offerings download the 2015 3M Peltor communications product catalog.

Need a quote or want to discuss your application? Call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.

Compare Motorola MOTOTRBO Radio Features By Model and Tier

Selecting the right MOTOTRBO DMR portable radio can be confusing with the additional model choices released in the past 18 months. The XPR 6000 platform has been discontinued and now there are five major model choices within 3 feature tiers.

Choose Commercial, Entry, or The Enhanced MOTOTRBO Feature Tier

Motorola DMR Radio Features Chart

MOTOTRBO Commercial Tier for Basic Voice Communication

If all you need is conventional voice communications with or without a repeater, the Commercial tier offers the lowest cost choices. The non-display CP200d uses the same batteries, chargers, and carrying cases as the CP200. A new choice in the Commercial tier is the SL300. It is thinner and has an optional display. MSRP ranges from $482 up to $633 per radio.

MOTOTRBO Entry Tier Includes XPR 3000 Series

The Entry tier XPR 3000 is for users who need a more rugged (IP55) radio that is capable of up to 128 channels. It offers text messaging capability and can be used on a trunking system (Capacity Plus). MSRP ranges from $575 to $675 per radio package.

Full Featured Enhanced Tier Includes Color Displays for Data Integration

The XPR 7000 series is the recommended replacement for the XPR 6350 and XPR 6550. It can be ordered with an intrinsically-safe certification, color display, and Bluetooth data. The IP57 submersible rating makes it the best choice for use outdoors and near the water. At this time the XPR 7580 does not support Smartnet operation so the XPR 6580 will be available for awhile.

The SL 7000 is not much bigger than a smartphone and can fit in your pocket. The color display, short antenna, and Micro-USB charger are features designed for hospitality, security and the service industries. Enhanced tier MSRP prices range from $1,040 up to $1,165.

2015 Vertex Radio Instant School Savings Promotion

Free Vertex Radio Until 9-18-15

Vertex Standard announced a promotion for the education market that includes primary, secondary, College/University, and any other Pre-K institution. The promo starts now through September 18, 2015 and allows an instant school discount on select digital or analog radios.

Buy 6 Digital eVerge EVX-530, 5400 Radios and Get 1 FREE

Buy 6 Digital Radios Get 1 Free

Buy 6 Get 1 Free EVX-531, EVX-534, EVX-539 portables and EVX-5400 mobiles of equal or lesser value per radios sold. All radios must be ordered on a single PO. Mix and  match is allowed between digital model series and band. The free radio will be of equal or lesser value of  the majority of the radios placed on the order.

Buy 9 Analog VX-260, VX-2200 Series Radios and Get 1 FREE

Buy 9 Analog VX-260 Radios Get 1 Free

Buy 9 Get 1 Free VX-261, VX-264 portables and VX-2200 mobiles of equal or lesser value per radios sold. All radios must be ordered on a single PO. Mix and match is allowed between analog model series and band. The free radio will be of equal or lesser value of the majority of the radios placed on the order.

Any school can contact us for a quote with the free radio included. We are authorized to quote WSCA – NASPO contract pricing to State of Delaware school districts and education institutions. Call our Dover service center at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

Cradlepoint CradleCare Support and Cloud Management Bundles Explained

Cradlepoint Corporate Logo

CradleCare and Enterprise Cloud ManagerCradlepoint now offers two levels of CradleCare services and Enterprise Cloud Manager for support and management of your network.

You can choose original CradleCare support or their new offering CradleCare Basic. Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) is still available but now there is an enhanced version called ECM Prime. We will look at the differences in this article so you can choose the best product or bundle promotion.

Enterprise Cloud Manager A Must For Every Cradlepoint RouterCradlepoint ECM for router management

Whether you own only one or a hundred Cradlepoint routers, ECM is worth the low annual fee. The ability to remotely manage your devices and eliminating travel costs will significantly impact your ROI. Standard ECM provides real time configuration, monitoring, alerts, and firmware updates for $32 per router per year.

ECM Prime adds location services, advanced routing and VPN functionality. along with out-of-band management. Introductory promotional pricing is $42 per year until 8/31/15. Starting 9/1 the price will by $60 per year per device. Standard ECM customers can try a free 30 day demo that will make it tough to go back.

Enterprise Cloud Manager Standard and Prime Data Sheet

Cradlepoint CradleCare Support OptionsCradleCare 24x7 and Basic

For those customers who have mission-critical connectivity, CradleCare provides 24x7x365 emergency phone support. Cradlepoint has close relationships with the cellular carriers and will contact them for you if necessary. Also, advance replacements are sent to you next day air if needed. The cost is surprisingly low at $58 per year per modem.

CradleCare Basic was recently introduced for users who need technical support during normal business hours and have their own spare routers. At a cost of only $40 per year it offers Cradlepoint technical resources for difficult wireless connectivity problems.

CradleCare Support Services Data Sheet

Choose the Best CradleCare and ECM Promo Bundle

We recommend the ECM-PRM-CC1YR ECM Prime and CradleCare Bundle offering the best ECM functionality and support. If you don’t need emergency support, the ECM-PRM-CCB1YR is a good choice. All bundles can be purchased for 1, 3, or 5 years.

Vertex Introduces VX-260 Series To Replace VX-231, VX-351/354

New VX-261, VX-264 Offer Many Improvements to Analog Portfolio

VX-261, VX-264 VHF and UHF Analog RadiosFor users that only need low cost analog 2-way radio communications, Vertex Standard now offers the VX-260 series. The radios were designed with improvements to replace the VX-230 and VX-350 platforms that will end production at the end of June.

The radio is 40% louder, has more signalling options, and includes additional safety features. Universal batteries/chargers and the same microphone connector makes it easy to reuse audio accessories. Programming software and cloning cable are the same too.

You won’t be able to clone your frequencies from older non-identical radios or upgrade to digital. As with all Vertex Standard models there is a 3 year depot warranty.

Last Day to Order Vertex VX-231, VX-351, VX-354 is 6/26/15

The chart below identifies the Vertex Standard radio models that will end production. For those who need a VX-231, VX-351, or VX-354 to keep their fleet identical, it is recommended to place your orders prior to 6/26/15.

VX-231 VX-351, VX-354 Models Last order date 6/26/15

Motorola Analog-only CDM Series Mobile Radio Intent-to-Cancel

Last Order Date for VHF and UHF Models is 6/30/15

Motorola announced this week another analog-only radio is pending cancellation. Professional Series Waris CDM VHF and UHF mobiles end production in June. The CDM 750, CDM 1250, and CDM 1550 LS+ will be replaced by MOTOTRBO DMR digital radios with backward analog capability. Motorola trade-in incentives toward MOTOTRBO upgrades have been popular but end this month.

CDM750, CDM1250, CDM1550LS+

 Motorola CDM750, CDM1250, CDM1550 LS+ Models Affected

Below are the cancelled CDM models that will end production on June 30, 2015. Motorola depot repairs and service parts will continue until commercially unavailable.

CDM750 Cancelled Models

Cancelled Model Numbers

Low Cost Intrinsically-Safe Digital DMR 2-Way Radios Now Available

Vertex Standard Introduces EVX-530 Series IS Models at IWCE 2015

Low Cost Digital Intrinsically-safe radiosIf you have been waiting for a low cost intrinsically-safe digital DMR radio that is certified for use in Class I, II, III, Division 1; Groups C,D,E,F,G; Temp T3C hazardous locations, Vertex Standard has the solution. New EVX-530 IS models are now available in VHF or UHF with analog and DMR Digital Tier 2 TDMA.

The new models including the EVX-539 with display and full keypad are priced under $500.

Download the Vertex Standard EVX-530 Data Sheet

Cradlepoint $75 Rebate Promo for COR IBR1100 LTE Modem Until 6/30/15

$75 Rebate Valid until 6/30/15

Cradlepoint Corporate LogoCradlepoint is offering a $75 mail-in rebate to end users who purchase the COR IBR1100 series. The promo is valid for purchases starting 1/27/15 through 6/30/15. All you need is your invoice and submit the rebate form before 7/31/15.

The rugged COR IBR1100 series is designed for public-safety, ems, and transit vehicles needing always-on 3G/4G LTE broadband connectivity. It is available with WiFi for most cellular carriers including Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile. There are also models without WiFi at a reduced cost.

Download Cradlepoint 2015 IBR1100 $75 Rebate Form

Motorola Minitor VI – Buy the Intrinsically-safe Model or Not?

Motorola Minitor VI PagerWith the introduction of the Motorola Solutions Minitor VI fire pager, you now have the choice between a UL certified intrinsically-safe model or one that does not have the certification.

Intrinsically-safe electronic equipment can be used in hazardous atmospheres with dangerous concentrations of flammable gases or dust. Non-intrinsically-safe electronic devices could cause an explosion by creating a spark or excessive heat.

Minitor VI ANSI/ISA TIA 4950

Should I Order an Intrinsically-Safe Minitor VI?

Unless your fire department has a formal intrinsic safety program, you probably should save the $50 and buy the non-intrinsically-safe model. Another way to determine if you need IS is to check your radio for the FM Certification label. If your radio is not IS then your Minitor VI should not need the certification.

Motorola Minitor V Amplified Charger Cancelled

RLN5704, RLN5705, RLN5706 Intent-to-CancelMotorola lowband, VHF, and UHF amplified chargers for the Minitor V can no longer be ordered after 3/31/15. An intent-to-cancel notice for the RLN5704, RLN5705, and RLN5706 was announced this week. The only Motorola charger available for the Minitor V will be the RLN5703 standard charger.

It’s time to upgrade to the Minitor VI that includes stored voice capability and a 2 year standard warranty.

Motorola Minitor V Amp Charger Cancellation DatesNeed a quote to upgrade your Minitor V’s? Call us for a quote at 302-734-9250 during business hours M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.